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Tribute for Green is past due

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Does anyone remember Jim Green? Eminence High School Hall of Fame, Kentucky High School Hall of Fame, first black athlete to graduate from the University of Kentucky, internationally recognized athlete.

I know he put Eminence on the map and probably Henry County also. I can’t think of anyone else in Henry County who has had these kinds of accomplishments.

I’ve always wondered why the Eminence High School hasn’t recognized him for this. I’ve heard them glorify other athletes who can’t touch the things he’s done. Yes, his picture and track shoes are displayed, but this doesn’t do him justice. The football field or gym should bear his name.

He should be more than a footnote in Eminence High School history, and this is long overdue.

Jimmy Goodloe
Eminence